Question: I am continuing to lose muscle mass in my legs in spite of physical therapy specifically addressing this area. Do you know of any supplement such as creatine that would help build it back up or protect from further loss?
Answer: Sustaining or increasing muscle mass requires normal innervation of muscle by the nerves supplying them and the repeated activation of the muscle that occurs with everyday activity and muscle strengthening programs. Supplements will not help activate muscles but resistance training programs or electrical stimulation may help activate muscles enough to increase muscle mass. Please discuss this further with your doctor or physical therapist.
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